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[[category:index]]'''-ism[[category:index]]''' (/ɪzm/) is an [[English]] [[suffix]] that means "taking side with" or "imitation of", and is often used to describe [[philosophy|philosophies]], theories, [[religion]]s, social movements, artistic movements and [[behaviour]]s<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-ism</ref>
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[[category:index]]'''-ism''' (/ɪzm/) is an [[English]] [[noun suffix]] that means "taking side with" or "imitation of", and is often used to describe [[philosophy|philosophies]], theories, [[religion]]s, social movements, artistic movements and [[behaviour]]s<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-ism</ref>
  
 
Within teaching, -ism is a [[PARSNIP]], i.e. any word ending in this is likely to be a [[taboo subject]].
 
Within teaching, -ism is a [[PARSNIP]], i.e. any word ending in this is likely to be a [[taboo subject]].
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Latest revision as of 15:26, 16 November 2020

-ism (/ɪzm/) is an English noun suffix that means "taking side with" or "imitation of", and is often used to describe philosophies, theories, religions, social movements, artistic movements and behaviours[1]

Within teaching, -ism is a PARSNIP, i.e. any word ending in this is likely to be a taboo subject.

See behaviourism, native speakerism for some Teaching-specific isms. And feminism for one more general.

The -ism suffix is related to the suffix -ist, which generally means "a follower of an -ism", e.g. a feminist follows feminism, but can also mean one who does (e.g. scientist).


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